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  1. Simple street barber's life a crew cut above the army

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Lao Zhou, 56, left the People's Liberation Army and became a barber on the streets of Beijing. Although he has been a member of the Communist Party for 36 years, he turned ... of my four-year stay in the army. That year, I was promoted to squad head in a platoon, and routinely it's the duty of the squad head to cut the soldiers' hair. So I went to my ...

  2. Needle victims free of infections

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk People's Liberation Army doctors said that neither HIV nor poisonous chemicals had been found in samples collected from hypodermic needles used in attacks in Xinjiang, Xinhua said. The report on the contents cited Qian Jun, a researcher at the Military Medical Science Academy, as saying that no radioactive or toxic chemical substances, anthrax bacillus, plague ...

  3. Talks, payments used to free piracy victims

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Liberation Army] to protect all the ships involved in such frenetic economic development.' China imports more than 70 million tonnes of crude oil every year, the People's Daily reported, 75 ...

  4. 'Free and independent' advice is often tainted

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Hong Kong's small army of so-called independent financial advisers must be hoping the special administrative region will not follow Britain's Financial Services ... independent financial advice is tainted by conflicts of interest. As matters stand, almost all Hong Kong advisers claim to be a providing a 'free' service. But in practice they earn hefty ...

  5. The conundrum of regulation in a free market

    Posted Jun 21st 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... contracts with pages of fine print that no one can figure out- those things will be a thing of the past. And enforcement will be the rule, not the exception.' Hong Kong's small army ... is the similarity between the approaches of the two governments to the financial crisis. That is despite the fact that Hong Kong's leaders are so worried about criticism from free-market advocates ...

  6. Teutonic tonic

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... businessman avenging a German newspaper's 'treacherous' decision to ditch the Fraktur typeface and a fantasy meeting between writer Susan Sontag and the Red Army Faction leader, Ulrike ... in Autumn, the 1977 omnibus featuring shorts about his country then in the midst of terrorist attacks by Red Army Faction extremists. It's perhaps apt that there's a return to this topic ...

  7. Military takes its recruiting drive to the nation's halls of academia

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Needs You'. Three years later, a US poster showed Uncle Sam pointing out of a sign emblazoned with the words: 'I Want You For US Army'. This year, People's Liberation Army posters with the message, 'We Want You', have urged millions of Chinese college graduates to consider government-paid army career opportunities, reports state media. Graduates ...

  8. The great cartoon controversy

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the cartoons, the incident escalated into a controversy that shook the world. Danish embassies in Syrian, Beirut and Iran were set ablaze, and at least 139 people were shot dead- mostly by police trying ... for a frank discussion of the compatibility of democratic principles such as free speech, and Islam. 'Some Muslims are asking for an apology, pointing to a lack of respect,' he said. ...

  9. A truly modern army can't be a tool of the party

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite its name, the People's Liberation Army is an army of the Communist Party, not of the nation. This is not only political reality, but something written into the constitution. ... including university graduates. So when the PLA announced job openings for 130,000, applicants formed long queues outside army barracks. To patriotic youngsters, improved PLA pay and conditions ...

  10. Army life helps put RMJM chief in a position to lead

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... to hit the career trail straight away. But for a young law graduate whose father is one of Scotland's richest men, there was a third option that in some senses combined the two- the army ... life in the British Army might offer. His four years of service exposed him to the challenge of dealing with the troubles in Northern Ireland and in the process provided him with the training ...




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